The Patuxent River
Naval Air Museum

The Patuxent River
Naval Air Museum

The Patuxent River
Naval Air Museum

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) is a member-supported, privately-funded museum preserving the history and heritage of Naval Aviation and associated technology.

Our mission is to "Preserve, Educate, Inspire" by presenting the continuing story of Naval Aviation with a focus on Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Our Vision is to be a highly valued community resource providing both educational and tourism benefits to the Southern Maryland area for generations.

Located just outside Gate 1 of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the PRNAM is operated by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association, Inc., a 501(C)3 non-profit charitable organization. First opened in 1978, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum now spans three buildings and also includes a Flight Line consisting of one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft configurations unique to the Naval Test Center.

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The Flightline

The Flightline

Our flightline consists of 22 one-of- a-kind aircraft and aircraft configurations unique to the Naval Test Center here at NAS Patuxent River, as well as the historic display of the Cedar Point Lighthouse cupola that was once the mariners' guiding light at the junction of the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River.

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

The Flight Simulators are currently closed while being upgraded and will open again in the late spring. Please keep an eye on this page for more information.

Event Calendar

Event Calendar

We host various community, STEAM, and PAX related events throughout the year. Check out the calendar link or contact us for more information.
The museum is also available to rent for your private or public function.
Aug 23 | 10 am

FINE ART AND FLIGHT August 23 - October 13

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Keep Up on Latest Events

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